The Baker Family

Learn how Mary Baker Eddy’s parents and five older siblings helped shape her early life

This exhibit draws from Longyear’s extensive and unique collection of material relating to Mrs. Eddy’s family. It invites visitors to learn about the Bakers’ deep Christian roots, and experience their genuine affection for each other.

Get a sense of 19th-century life by viewing original objects from the Baker household, such as Mark Baker’s ox whip and Abigail’s rocking chair. Read and listen to original letters, explore the character of this talented family, and learn why Mrs. Eddy considered her early life an indispensable preparation for her discovery of Christian Science.

This exhibit is located in the Patzlaff Gallery.

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